Selective formation of MSi16 (M = Sc, Ti, and V)

Kiichirou Koyasu, Minoru Akutsu, Masaaki Mitsui, Atsushi Nakajima

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Abstract

Metal-encapsulated silicon cage clusters are a new class of clusters and are opening up new avenues for silicon-based nanoscale materials. We present experimental evidence for a highly stable cluster corresponding to M@Si16 (M = Sc, Ti, and V). Mass spectrometry and anion photoelectron spectroscopy show that the cluster features an electronically closed TiSi16 neutral core which undergoes a change in the number of valence electrons involving (i) substitution of neighboring metals with Sc and V, or (ii) addition of a halogen atom to the TiSi16 anion, and that VSi16F is predicted to form an ionically bound superatom complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4998-4999
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume127
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 13

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Selective formation of MSi16 (M = Sc, Ti, and V). / Koyasu, Kiichirou; Akutsu, Minoru; Mitsui, Masaaki; Nakajima, Atsushi.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 127, No. 14, 13.04.2005, p. 4998-4999.

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Koyasu, Kiichirou ; Akutsu, Minoru ; Mitsui, Masaaki ; Nakajima, Atsushi. / Selective formation of MSi16 (M = Sc, Ti, and V). In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2005 ; Vol. 127, No. 14. pp. 4998-4999.
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